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Art, engineering and help for the food bank come together for Canstruction Calgary

Fantastic feats of food engineering are competing for titles like Best Use of Labels and Structural Ingenuity at Southcentre Mall for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank’s annual Canstruction competition.

The 15 teams of competitors provide a feast for the eyes and for Calgarians in need.

The groups, sponsored by various organizations and businesses, are mostly made up of structural engineers who arrived at the mall bright and early Thursday to begin building their structures out of thousands of cans of food.

Keoma Duce, a development coordinator with the food bank, characterizes this competition as something that is both friendly and fierce.

“It is a very serious competition, I just overheard one of the team captains saying that they started their planning in September, which is amazing. They figured out in the last week they’ve put in over 500 volunteer hours,” Duce said.

Winners in Calgary will be pitted a

gainst other winners from cities around the world, but the tens of thousands of cans of food that are used go straight to the food bank when they come down on March 20th.